Introducing Baby B

I cried in the waiting room beforehand. I hadn’t thought much about the scan in the lead-up to it and when hit with the reality of the possibility of another lifeless three month old foetus, I crumbled. But today was our day. Heart is beating, baby is growing and everything is the right size and in the right place. And then, the icing on the cake – the nuchal fold measured 1.2mm. We have to wait until Wed for the blood test results but based on the scan, we were told the risk should be in the thousands. The nuchal fold test gives an assessment of the risk that the baby has Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. We had both braced ourselves for this as we expect that if it can happen, it will happen to us. All we wanted from this scan was a live baby, anything else was only ever going to be a bonus.

And now that we have been properly introduced, I don’t just want a baby, I want this baby. I just can’t believe how lucky we are. Part of me is still very, very angry that it has taken so much of our lives to get this far but…….oh…….just look at that video…….what was I saying???

47 Replies to “Introducing Baby B”

  1. I have goose bumps, the video is amazing and that looks like one very very active healthy, glorious baby. Congratulations!

  2. What a gorgeous little baby – I’m so thrilled for you. We’re going for our first ICSI in December and your happy outcome gives me hope.
    What consultant are you attending? I know you are a woman who does her research and I want to be ready when I get that BFP at the end of Dec!

  3. Yayyyyyyyyyyy,
    i was thinking of ye this morning, thank you for sharing that precious video of your beautiful baby,

  4. Thanks girls!

    Claire – “his” – that’s what I thought too!

    Anon – I am with Valerie Donnelly in the Landscape Clinic in Churchtown. Best of luck with your ICSI!

  5. I’m so relieved for you that everything looks great. The video is amazing. I was thinking of you this morning and said a prayer that all would be well.
    Jane x

  6. I’ve been waiting all day to log on and check, and I’m just so thrilled for you! So so thrilled! It’s a BABY!!!
    Mind you, I think girl, having seen that fabulous smoochy kiss she gave you when she turned her head! Gotta be a girl with those lips (but who actually gives a damn?!)

  7. Wow! I’m so thrilled for you. What a gorgeous wriggly baby. I can’t wait to meet him too (yes I too thought ‘he’s’ fantastic straight away). Love to you all.

  8. God, isn’t that a sight for sore eyes!!!
    What a lovely little wriggler – I’m thinking girl..

    Well done to both of you, and what a great NF measurement aswell.

  9. Oh wow feebee!!! fantastic video, I automatically thought of it as a ‘him’ too!

    I threw up before every scan because of nerves. The fear of seeing another dead baby was unbearable, I’m so so happy for you that baby is there and kicking ….no wonder you can feel it!

    Jaynie MM

  10. Look at your beautiful little baby! Thanks so much for sharing the video – it is truly lovely.

    Dee (MM)

  11. Feebee, it’s amazing. Am so happy for you.
    It’s almost a year since the scan where I saw my little chap at a similar stage and you’ve brought it all back to me. It’s a magical, indescribable moment.

    Stay well missus.

  12. FeeBee
    Amazing…his little one is worth the wait…congrats again and cant wait to see the next pics of the little dote..

  13. Ah will you look at that…a wiggle of the leg and a wave at mum and dad!! Think its a he too…

    Many congrats Feebee….


  14. Soooo happy for you Feebee – That little one looks like it is Very happy where it is. I am thinking girl – hmmmmmm, ya – defo a girl !!!

    Ejoy, Enjoy, Enjoy

    Peach (MM)xxx

  15. HI F,
    that is just so amazing, it really does bring a tear to the eye, the baby is so lively!!!
    Congrats, I am so thrilled that the scan was so great,

    Cant wait to meet that lively little one, Im so excited!!!!!!!!!
    Its really the best news


  16. Ah Feebee, I have been logging onto MM every day waiting for the news of the scan – I am so so so delighted for you…..

    Look after yourself and your precious cargo….

    Abdou (MM)

  17. Feebee, I am so delighted for you all, your video brought a tear of delight to my eye.

    Congratulations to you all its wonderful news


  18. F, that video is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m delighted that everything is going so well this time. Please God it will continue this way and that little wriggler will be wriggling in your arms in a few months time.

    Jackie (MM).

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